European river cruising with Fred. Olsen

Rhine-River

Clients can experience the country house hotel feel of new fleet addition, Brabant, with regular sailings along the Rhine, Danube and Moselle


The stylish and comfortable river cruise vessel Brabant is the latest addition to the Fred. Olsen fleet, adding a whole new dimension to your clients’ choice of cruising.

This smaller-scaled vessel has the ambience of a country house hotel. Clients will experience relaxed exploration, scenic cruising and leisurely dining, while socialising with fellow passengers.

Both the deck space and public areas are bright and spacious, and with fewer than 80 contemporary rooms, it has a home-from-home feel.

Scenic cruising
The river cruise sailings include daytime scenic cruising as well as interesting ports of call. The sailings are a great alternative for customers looking for a city break and offer them the chance to visit multiple European cities in one relaxing holiday. All itineraries are crafted to ensure that guests see the best of the views in that area during daylight hours. All the seven-day Rhine, Danube, Moselle cruising incorporates amazing sights.

Valley view
Guests will take in the breathtaking valleys and mountains of Germany’s hinterland as they sail along the Rhine, Danube and Moselle. From Brabant’s Sun Deck they will see romantic towns, fortresses, fairytale castles, terraced vineyards, forests and dramatic landscapes. Along the route is historic Cologne, the beautiful medieval town of Bernkastel-Kues – only accessible to smaller river boats – and Strasbourg, which adds a taste of France into the mix. The itineraries within this section feature all these highlights, as well as a variety of departure dates.

An immersive experience ashore
To enhance their experience, guests can choose from a selection of varied Shore Tours on offer at an additional cost. Bookable ten weeks prior to departure or on board. Bicycles are available to hire for on-shore use on first-come, first-served basis.

Food, glorious food
The cuisine on board Brabant is of high quality with ‘Early Riser’ coffee, tea and pastries or a hearty breakfast buffet, an indulgent lunch in the Panorama Restaurant, or a lighter alternative in the Panorama Lounge. The five-course à la carte dinner menu typically features classic favourites and regional dishes inspired by the destinations on the itinerary, along with vegetarian alternatives. All meals are open seating. Evening dinner is one sitting, normally at 7.30pm.

Accommodation to unwind in
Contemporary styling and cherry wood interiors are combined with generous personal space to make guests feel at home. Many rooms feature Juliette Balconies with panoramic windows, bed, large flat-screen TV, complimentary wi-fi, individual climate control, a safe and well-equipped en-suite shower room. There are two spacious suites on Mozart Deck, with a sofa, minibar (chargeable), bathtub and complimentary bathrobe and slippers, too.

Time on board
The Amadeus Club is a great spot for relaxation. There is a selection of books to browse, daily news, two desktop computers, playing cards, games and puzzles. Self-service tea and coffee is available there.

Just relax
Out on the Sun Deck passengers can enjoy a drink from the Lido Bar, top up the tan on one of the sun chairs, or have a game of shuffleboard with fellow guests. In the evenings the stylish Panorama Lounge presents live entertainment, such as a singer or pianist, to round off each day. To revitalise body and mind during the journey the Fitness Room on Haydn Deck is open round the clock. There’s also a hair salon, while the Vital Club offers rejuvenating massage treatments and soothing bath experiences.

When?
The current 2018 programme runs until November 3, 2018 and features a selection of sailings, offering unforgettable journeys along European rivers and canals. The 2019 programme is also available.

British on board
In line with the company’s ocean product the river product has been designed for a British audience. English is the only language on board and guests can pay in pounds. The product has been adjusted to a British taste, including food, service and shore tours.

Flights
Prices shown in the brochure are all based on fly-cruises. They include return flights from/to a London airport and transfers to/from the boat. Alternatively agents can book customers on a cruise-only fare and arrange alternative flights and transfers to meet individual customer requirements.

Enjoyment Promise
Fred. Olsen is extending its Enjoyment Promise to this new river programme. For bookings made at least 12 weeks in advance on cruises of five nights or more. The Enjoyment Promise must be invoked within 24 hours of sailing.

Summer sale
As part of the Fred. Olsen Summer Sale, savings of up to £300pp can be made, plus until May 31 there is a FREE dining drinks upgrade, too.

Brochures
Copies of the 2018 brochure are available to order at trade-gate.co.uk or the PDF can be viewed on the dedicated agent website fredolsencruises.com/agent. The new 2019 brochure will be available in May.

For further information call Fred. Olsen Trade Support on 01473 746 164 or visit your dedicated agent website at fredolsencruises.com/agent

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